Can you lay landscape fabric over garden rocks and cover with bark?

Veronica Ward
by Veronica Ward
  5 answers
  • Lyn15291588 Lyn15291588 on Jun 24, 2017

    I'm going to do just that this weekend. The rocks have sunk into the hard ground and it's just too muck dig up. I'm going to put down fabric or plastic. I plan on making the mulch pretty thick so I can partial bury flower pots in the mulch. This way I can still change out some flowers without having to dig into that nightmare.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 24, 2017

    Not if you plan on planting anything. The rocks will gradually sink into the soil and if there are a lot of them they make growing plants difficult, as it may cause problems with roots when they try to grow down or the rocks shift and cut them off. It would be easier to get them out now before they sink into the soil too far, than to have to dig them out later.

  • Andy Andy on Jun 24, 2017


  • Terra Gazelle Terra Gazelle on Jun 24, 2017

    yes. The ground cloth allows rain and water to seep through...if you are just laying mutch your garden rocks should be ok. It will also keep weeds from sprouting. with the mulch on top.

  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Jun 24, 2017

    You sure can!